Weekly Reaction Paper:
Please read the textbook Reading, Writing, & Learning in ESL – Chapter 1 and Chapter 2 . The length of each of your responses (to each question including all the sub-questions) should be at minimum two (2) page and at maximum four (4) pages, double-spaced, in 12 font, Times New Roman. In your response, please indicate the question number. Remember to submit your homework in an attached MS word file.
Question 1: Identify and explain how at least three cultural differences between them and their students may affect teaching and learning. Identify and describe at least three things the teacher can do to ease newcomers into the routines in the classroom when they know little or no English.
Question 2: Describe the type of classroom suggested by the following three views of language acquisition: behaviorist, innatist, and interactionist. For each type of classroom, discuss the teacher’s role; how errors will be treated; and grouping patterns, such as whole class, small group, and individuals working alone. Use examples throughout your discussion as you visualize specific classrooms that reflect each of the three language acquisition theories.